ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (June 22, 2018)

Published June 22, 2018, 3:59 PM

by iManila Developer

By drawing gun, pusher pays for his life

A suspected drug pusher was gunned down by policemen for resisting arrest during a buy-bust operation Thursday afternoon in Quiapo, Manila.

P/Insp. Edison Ouano identified the slain suspect as Rubin (Kulot) Barco, 35 to 40 yearsold, of Quiapo, Manila.

Anti-narcotics operatives of the Sta. Cruz Police Station conducted a buy-bust operation along Quezon Bridge, C. Palanca St., Quiapo, Manila, on June 21 at around 4:40 p.m. to apprehend the suspect.

Upon receiving the marked money from the poseur buyer during the transaction, the suspect reportedly sensed that he was transacting with cops and allegedly drew his gun and fired at the officers but missed.

The officers reportedly retaliated, hitting the suspect in different parts of the body.

The suspect was immediately brought to the Jose Abad Santos Memorial Medical Center but was declared dead-on-arrival by attending physicians.

Seized from the scene were a .38 caliber pistol with three live ammunition, three sachets of suspected shabu, one fired cartridge, one fired bullet and marked money worth P300. (Hans Amancio)

98 violators of ordinances

More than 90 ordinance violators were apprehended during simultaneous anti-criminality operations in northern Metro Manila from Thursday night to Friday morning as part of President Duterte’s order to get rid of “tambays” or people loitering on streets.

Northern Police District (NPD) director Chief Superintendent Gregorio Lim

said at least 98 violators of laws and city ordinances were apprehended in the cities of Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, and Valenzuela.

Of the total apprehended violators, 55 came from Valenzuela, eight of whom were minors who violated curfew hours and the rest were arrested for drinking liquor, smoking, and being shirtless in public places.

In Caloocan, 19 violators were brought to police station for being half-naked and drinking in public while nine minors were rescued.

In Malabon, 13 people were also nabbed as they were allegedly caught roaming around half-naked and drinking alcohol on the streets.

Meanwhile, Navotas had the least violators with two people brought to police station for drinking in public places. (Kate Javier)

3 drug traders held

An estimated P626,400 worth of shabu were seized from three drug suspects, including a teenager, during separate anti-illegal drug operations conducted in Caloocan City Thursday morning.

Anti-narcotics agents from the Northern Police District-Drug Enforcement Unit (NPD-DDEU) arrested Mariam Jabibon, 49, jobless.

Around 7 a.m., the team launched a buy-bust operation against Jabibon along Samson Road in Barangay 76.

Jabibon was then arrested after she handed over a sachet of suspected shabu worth P1,000 to an undercover cop.

Police said they also recovered from Jabibon two packs of suspected shabu weighing more or less 100 grams and with an estimated street value of P500,000.

At the same time, the team also arrested Melvin Melgar, 34, jobless, and Marjon Abella, 18, jobless.

They were arrested after they allegedly sold sachets of suspected shabu to police poseur-buyers in front of a supermarket along Samson Road.

Seized from Melgar were two heat-sealed plastic pack of suspected shabu worth P26,000 while another pack of suspected shabu worth P100,400 was recovered from Abella, police said.

Appropriate charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against the three suspects. (Kate Javier)